Hudson Regional Hospital received a B rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the quality and safety of health care operations.
“We made the decision to file with Leapfrog immediately upon taking over ownership in 2018 despite knowing that our rating would reflect the previous owner’s performance,” HRH CEO and President Dr. Nizar Kifaieh said in a statement referring to Leapfrog’s two-year lag between data collection and analysis.
“We knew we would initially receive D-ratings because that was consistent with the ratings that the previous owner received before discontinuing to file, but we also knew that we were securing the right staff and implementing the latest best practices which would earn us better ratings moving forward. Through the hard work of our dedicated staff, a D quickly became a C which is now a B and we are thankful to everyone on our staff for making that happen.”
For more than 20 years, The Leapfrog Group has collected, analyzed, and published hospital data on safety and quality in order to push the health care industry forward.
In addition to this new designation, Hudson Regional Hospital was recently named a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health while their Institute for Robotic Surgery also received the first ever accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) for Excellence in Care in Spine Surgery.
Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen received an A rating from The Leapfrog Group, while CarePoint Health, which owns the Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Christ Hospital in Jersey City, all received C ratings.